CJ 501 Criminal Justice Research I (3 SH) Research in the social sciences applicable; preparation of research designs, conceptual models, sampling procedures.
CJ 503 Criminal Justice Research II (3 SH) Interpretation of data sets and findings; statistical tests of significance and measures of association; examinations and interpretations of computer printouts; decision making in hypothesis testing; and descriptive and inferential statistics.
CJ 505 Studies in Criminological Theory (3 SH) Designed to provide students with critical understanding in criminological theory and research from both classical and contemporary perspectives.
CJ 520 Criminal Justice Administration (3 SH) Application of leading administrative theories to problems in the criminal justice system; study of the bureaucratic nature and of the American criminal justice system as a complex organization; an historical examination of the evolution of various administrative theories in the Western world and their strengths and shortcomings.
CJ 530 Women and Crime (3 SH) Research on women and the criminal justice system is one of the most rapidly developing and controversial areas in the criminal justice field. This course focuses on two broad areas: 1) women as offenders and 2) women and victims.
CJ 540 Criminal Justice Policy Analysis (3 SH) An introduction to policy development and analysis in the field of Criminal Justice.
CJ 550 Law and Society (3 SH) This course is designed to foster students ability to understand and critique the foundations of legal theory and the development, implementation, and application of law. Students are also directed in how social science has been applied to study legal development and practice.
CJ 560 Management Issues in Criminal Justice (3 SH) Explores the general principles of management in American criminal justice; investigates various management related issues, problems, case studies and remedies sought in American criminal justice system; an historical evolution of criminal justice specific management theories.
CJ 570 Internship (6 SH) Student will complete a supervised, practical placement in a criminal justice agency. The course will have a practical and academic component. The practical component will be conducted directly with a supervisor in a criminal justice agency and the academic component is directed by the graduate coordinator.
CJ 580 Occupational/Organizational Crime (3 SH) This course is designed to expose students to the problem of occupational and organizational crime. We will explore the development of the concept of white collar crime and organizational crime. The issue of organizational/organizational crime will be examined in light of its causes and control. Case histories are used to highlight essential concepts and issues.
CJ 589, Continuing Enrollment (0 SH) Required enrollment for students previously enrolled in thesis or project credits who have not completed the credits by the end of the semester enrolled. Fee required.
CJ 590 Seminar (3 SH) A special course of study related to a specific problem or unique area of concentration relative to Criminal Justice, offered to any number of qualified students upon request.
CJ 592 Special Topics (1-3 SH) Selected special topics selected by the instructor are taught as needed.
CJ 595 Independent Research (1-24 SH) Collateral research and investigation, data analysis and interpretation, and review of salient literature for research article and paper presentation and other thesis related investigative work. (Enrollment must have Criminal Justice Department Chair approval.)
CJ 597 Independent Study (1-3 SH) Study on individual areas of interest as requested by the student. Topics must have chair approval.
CJ 598 Graduate Justice Project (3 SH) Justice related project or concept paper developed and written under the supervision of a major professor and approved by the students graduate committee. Topics may include, but are not limited to criminal justice agency focused problem or issue; examination of operational policies and procedures; staff study; or theoretical or social justice advocacy issues with implications for criminal justice.
CJ 599 Thesis (1-6 SH) Individual research culminating in a thesis.
CJ 630 Seminar Tribal Justice System (3 SH) Critical examination of the impact of western culture on tribal judicial systems. Specific issues include questions of sovereignty, jurisdiction, tribal authority over territories and membership, retention of political identities and inherent rights of selfgovernance.
CJ 635 Juvenile Justice (3 SH) Examines the policies and practices of the agencies involved in the processing of youth through the JJS. Specific attention is directed to jurisdictional issues, police practice, detention, intake, diversion, adjudication, and disposition of juveniles. Includes an examination of the historical development of the JJS and an assessment of current trends and reform proposals.
CJ 640 Criminal Justice Policy (3 SH) An examination of criminal justice policy in the US since 1950, with specific emphasis on the theoretical positions shaping policy. In addition, the course focuses on policy planning, program development, and program evaluation. Students develop a comprehensive policy planning proposal to deal with a well-defined problem in CJ.
CJ 645 Rural Justice Issues (3 SH) Analyzes the impact of socioeconomic, demographic, and cultural variations among and between rural communities in the rural criminal justice system. Specific trends, including the changing structure of families, mobility, poverty, school closing/ consolidation, declining tax-base, etc., are examined in the context of crime prevention and control.
CJ 690 Data Analysis (3 SH) Examines the logic of quantitative data analysis and its applications to the study of crime and criminal justice.